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The Volkswagen brand at a glance

Dr. Herbert Diess

Key figures - Volkswagen Passenger Cars Brand

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01/09/20

On the trail of the future

To explore technologies and discover trends that will shape the future – that is the mission of Florian Neukart, Director of Advanced Technologies and IT Innovation at Volkswagen Group of America.
01/08/20

“This data is doubly valuable”

The “Lower Saxony testing ground” has been taken into operation between Wolfsburg and Brunswick (Braunschweig). Volkswagen is also using this new, 7 km test route. There are two reasons for this: in the short term, the aim is to gain further knowledge for assisted driving such as Car2X, and in the longer term the software for developing automated driving is to be improved.
01/07/20

One for five

Few other cars are so deeply rooted in the lives of their drivers as the Golf. In the series entitled ‘It’s my Life’, we present people who drive the Golf – and live for it. In part 6, Ulrike Gerwin explains why her Golf VI is just the right car for her family of five.
01/02/20

The future begins in Los Angeles

With the “Building an Electric Future” exhibition, Volkswagen and the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles are offering an insight into the development of the mobility of tomorrow.
12/23/19

“Football means all of us”

For the past year now, the Volkswagen brand has been supporting football in all its diversity as a partner of both the German Football Association (DFB) and the German national team. A look back.
12/19/19

Behind the scenes: A VW Christmas with the Fokken family

Volkswagen employee Michael Fokken and his family play the leading role in Volkswagen's new Christmas film.
12/19/19

Smiling faces at Christmas

Think of others and give joy: At Christmas time, numerous Volkswagen Group employees’ collect and donate money for good causes. We provide an insight into various Christmas initiatives.
12/18/19

"We are in the first wave of transformation"

Prof. Ferdinand Dudenhöffer from Duisburg’s CAR-Center Automotive Research is one of the best-known automotive experts. In an interview, he talks about the upheaval in the industry, the prospects for e-mobility and Germany as an automotive location.
12/17/19

New Volkswagen – how does a global brand reinvent itself?

New drive technology, new design, new logo. Volkswagen practically reinvented itself last year. “New Volkswagen” is an expression of this.

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The Volkswagen brand is completely realigning with its TRANSFORM 2025+ strategy. Step-by-step, the brand is evolving into a leading, profitable volume manufacturer and is also seeking to play a leading role in the new world of automobility. Our target is to sell about one million electric cars per year by 2025 and to be the market leader in e-mobility.
The history of the Volkswagen brand began with the “Käfer”; development work on this Nazi prestige project began in 1934. On May 28, 1937, the “Gesellschaft zur Vorbereitung des Deutschen Volkswagens mbH“ (Company for the Preparation of the German Volkswagen Ltd.) was formally established. The name was changed to “Volkswagenwerk GmbH” in 1938, and the company built its main plant in what has become Wolfsburg. However, the outbreak of war and integration in the arms industry prevented mass production of the Volkswagen (“people’s car”) – instead, military vehicles and other armaments were produced using forced labor.